GATES MILLS — William Mangelluzzi, 48, of Gates Mills pleaded guilty in federal court on July 13 to charges for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan.

Mr. Mangelluzzi along with Thomas Reed, 48, of Kirtland Hills and others owned and operated an illegal gambling business in the Northern District of Ohio, according to court records.

Court records state that Mr. Mangelluzzi, a former gambling client of Mr. Reed, conspired with Mr. Reed and others to conceal the proceeds of the gambling business and make them appear legitimate. Mr. Mangelluzzi also deposited large sums of cash into bank accounts and conducted other transactions with Mr. Reed and others in order to evade income tax liability, according to court records. Mr. Reed previously pleaded guilty to a bill of information for his role in the conspiracy, according to information from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The court will determine Mr. Mangelluzzi’s sentence after reviewing factors such as his prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum, according to the release.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Criminal Chief Robert Bulford and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alejandro Abreu.

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